IFT will offer two “Shatec Institute Courses” in the area of F&B and front desk selling in January 2010 and is inviting application. IFT strives to look for cooperation opportunities with international institutes and certification bodies, to provide training courses which are recognised globally and nurture professionals with international qualifications. For this, IFT is collaborating with Shatec Institutes Macau to co-organise different training programmes which can further raise the standard of our human resources. The first batch of “Shatec Institute Courses” will start in January. Founded in 1983, Shatec Institutes is the oldest Hotel and Tourism training organisation in Singapore. There are 7 well-equipped institutes and a team of experienced instructors to provide training on Tourism, Hospitality, Culinary, Bakery and F&B Management to more than 1,800 students from 20 different countries every year. In the past 25 years, Shatec fostered about 25,000 talents for different occupations. IFT will run a series of “Shatec Institutes Courses” in the area of selling, event planning, butler service, disaster and human resources management. The first batch of courses includes “F&B Up-selling and Suggestive Selling” and “Front Desk Up-selling and Suggestive Selling”. Courses will be delivered by experienced instructor from Shatec Institutes. The objective of the course is to enhance service staff's techniques in suggestive selling, so as to increase F&B sales and overall revenue for the organization. Both courses are inviting applications. Interested parties can visit the website www.ift.edu.mo for application information.